Lucy joins Dawley Baptist Church in cemetery clean up

On Saturday 6th August, Telford MP, Lucy Allan joined Baptist Minister Ian Oliver and members of the congregation in tidying up the cemetery grounds and laying a new path. Assisting in the clean-up was local based gardening company Priestgate.


Having helped organise a clean-up of the cemetery last year after being approached a by a constituent who recently buried a relative in the cemetery, Lucy joined volunteers again this year to trim back bushes, prune hedges and help lay a new path.


Unlike Church of England cemeteries, Baptist cemeteries do not receive maintenance assistance and so are entirely reliant on volunteers, donations and grants for their upkeep. The next clean-up is planned for 24th September stating at 9am.


Speaking after the clean-up, Lucy Allan MP said: “It was great to join with Ian, congregation members and Priestgate to give the cemetery the TLC is deserves.


“Not only does the cemetery look a lot smarter now, the new path will make it easier for people to come and pay their respects. This simple addition will deliver a big benefit.


“Tidying up the cemetery is an almost never ending job and more volunteers are always welcome – the next clean-up is 24th September starting at 9am.”